How to Build the Ultimate Whole Home Audio System
Relative Home Systems Guides You Through the Process
What part does music play in your River Oaks, Texas home? It could be listening to it as you get ready for work, streaming a playlist when hosting friends or winding down in a dedicated listening room. If you often find solace in your favorite albums, it may be worthwhile to invest in a whole home audio system. We know how personal your music can be, so Relative Home Systems crafts a solution that works specifically to meet your needs. Below are some questions you should ask yourself before getting started.
Should You Go Wired or Wireless?
Streaming services like Pandora and Tidal have changed the way we listen to music. With wireless access to our music, it's easy to gravitate towards a wireless speaker system as well. The demand has been so high that even high-end manufacturers like Bowers & Wilkins have joined the movement. Wireless is a great option since it’s easier to install, but it does have its drawbacks.
Even in the best wireless systems, some quality may be lost. While we can bolster your home network to play uncompressed files, a wired solution will ultimately get the most out of a whole home audio system. It is easier to incorporate multiple rooms through the use of receivers or matrix switchers and you can integrate multiple sources at once, whether it’s a streaming service on your phone or a vintage turntable.
How Many Rooms Do You Want to Include?
The number of rooms and their respective functions will impact the scope of your whole home audio system. If you’re looking for a smaller hybrid wired/wireless approach, a high-end receiver with multi-room and wireless capabilities can do the trick. For larger homes, we can install audio matrix switchers that can relay sound to up to 32 rooms.
Deciding which speakers to install will then depend on the function of each room. For example, many people prefer to go with subtle options for their living room or family room. Make your speakers disappear with in-ceiling fixtures that disperse sound evenly throughout the room. In a listening room, you want to go with a 2-channel system that places two loudspeakers directly in front of the listener.
How Do You Want to Access Your Music?
Undoubtedly the biggest perk of a whole home audio system is the easy access to your favorite music. For one-room solutions, you can go with the new Savant Systems remote that lets you control multiple source components and light fixtures. To consolidate control of your entire home, make use of your home automation system to get access from your smartphone, tablet or a dedicated touchpad.
Change the way you experience music throughout your home! Contact Relative Home Systems for a whole home audio solution.